Benefits sell. Although they do not make much sense in an electric car that seeks maximum efficiency, it has been shown that people want their electric car to not be the same as that of other mortals. The GTX range has surprised everyone, including Volkswagen, which has seen the opportunity to expand its new sports acronym to more models. The Germans confirm that each model in the ID range will have a GTX variantboth current models and those to come.
The first units of the Volkswagen ID family to receive the acronym GTX have been the Volkswagen ID.5 and Volkswagen ID.4. Launched on the market just a few months ago, those of Wolfsburg have verified that almost 40% of the total sales correspond to GTX models. Given this perspective, the board of directors has decided to explore new segments, taking the acronym to more models. Something that in a way we already knew from the official confirmation of the GTX version for the Volkswagen ID.3.
Although the compact will soon receive that long-awaited sports version, it must be taken into account that Volkswagen has confirmed that it will reach all models in the range, which also includes the Volkswagen ID. Buzz. The electric minibus will be offered to a sportier clientele with a more powerful mechanical offer which will mean the partial loss of electrical characteristics such as autonomy. A small toll to enjoy a superior model.
The confirmation has come from Silke Bagschik, director of sales and marketing of the ID family: “The success of the ID.4 and ID.5 GTX confirms our strategy of positioning the GTX brand independently. We will continually expand this brand and offer a GTX variant for each ID model in the future, including the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID. buzz”. That is to say: Volkswagen plans to create a brand within another brand, which in turn is within the main brand.
Mechanically speaking, all GTX units are expected to offer a similar electrical system as all current models are based on the MEB platform. That means the future ID buzz gtx It will offer a 77 kWh gross capacity battery that will power two electric motors, one on each axle, capable of generating a combined maximum power of 299 horsepower and 460 Nm of torque. The less positive part is the expected loss of autonomy with respect to current values.
While the ID.3 GTX is only a few weeks away from being officially unveiled, nothing has been said regarding the ID’s release date. Buzz GTX, although it is expected to see the light at the end of this year to reach the markets throughout the first quarter of next year. This opening of the range will also affect the models of the future, that is to say that there will be a Volkswagen ID.1 GTX and a Volkswagen Trinity/ID.7 GTX. In this case, by mounting a different platform, it will show much higher levels of power and dynamism than the current models based on the MEB architecture.